Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.03%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.03%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ), which rose 4.16% or 51.0 points to trade at 1276.0 at the close. Tokyo Dome Corp. (T: 9681 ) added 3.95% or 41.0 points to end at 1079.0 and Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) was up 3.05% or 79.0 points to 2665.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ), which lost 2.92% or 76.0 points to trade at 2529.0 in late trade. Ube Industries, Ltd. (T: 4208 ) declined 2.55% or 55.0 points to end at 2103.0 and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ) shed 2.49% or 365.0 points to 14265.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2258 to 1241 and 222 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.28.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.55% or 0.29 to $52.48 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.63% or 0.39 to hit $61.62 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.29% or 3.95 to trade at $1340.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.03% to 108.58, while EUR/JPY fell 0.00% to 121.70.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 97.062.

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